Sunday, 4 December 2011

With Love

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8" square  - A commission from my niece for her fiance.

I've really enjoyed making this. It took me a while to decide on the papers and finally went for these from the Fathers and Fedoras kit by Summer Driggs.


The inspiration for this was influenced by ..... a challenge sketch from here (this is not near enough to enter) and here  + a design by Sue of Particraft fame +  the gorgeous gold panel by Linda the Funky Junkie.
I got really mucky with DI's and ink pads and  I only just managed to save my kitchen worktop from ending up gold embossed, lol.

 I hand cut a hole in the top layer by cutting  round the inside of a nestie circle - the ring is also cut from the same set. The paper was rather flimsy so I stuck it to some card to give it some substance. This layer is popped up with foam tape.



I made the gold panel  inside the hole by inking up a circle, embossing it with gold EP,  further dry embossing with the texture folder and finally ageing it with copper and black ink pads until I was satisfied with the result. Actually I was very proud of it and then went and covered it up with the sentiment. This was made as usual in Publisher.



 Men's cards can be awkward to embellish and I didn't want to go OTT.  I hope you think what I have done suits this
I grunged up TH flourish die, and added a brad with the fiance's initial - chunky gold thread.- a square of burlap and the brown rose...I hope he doesn't think that is too sissy, lol.









Another view





Challenges
Crafty Cardmakers #57 - heat embossing - Proud to say this card was chosen as winner!!
The ABC Challenge - E is for embossing
The Paper Shelter #42 - anything goes
PCJ - anything goes
Lexi's #54 - one for the lads
DYSU #48 - ribbon or anything you can tie
Allsorts #132 - going round in circles
Penny Black - december challenge - happy birthday


Thank you for stopping by
Cheers me dears


x

16 comments:

Glenda Atkins said...

Stunning card so wonderfully crafted both inside and out! wow !. Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations this week.

WencheP said...

This is beautiful. Looks very stylish! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

-Wenche

Josephine said...

What a great card - the gold looks really rich and decadent! Interesting idea to dry emboss the heat embossing - I'd love to know what machine/folder/stencil you used.

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this time.

Sandie said...

Ohhh Irene, I just adore this card.The blue and the golds are so sophisticated...in a word....LUSH.

Sandie x

Debs said...

Gorgeous Birthday card, love your colour scheme, thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter this week.
Hugs Debs

Mary Jo said...

This is a very gorgeous card! Love this color combo! Thanks for joining us at DYSU.

brenda said...

A deliightful card Irene and so very special.

Thank you so much for joining in at Allsorts Challenge this week and good luck.

Your card would also fit the theme at our sister challenge Penny Black and More

B x

Beryl K said...

This is just beautiful Irene
Beryl x

princesskitten said...

Gosh, beautiful

kitten - DYSU team

Linby said...

A beautiful card. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black & More this month, hope to see you again.
Lynn x
DT

Leah (*BeeCherryLady*) said...

what an incredibly handsome card!
I am sure it will be just adored, by both
the couple!
so very glad you shared this at ABC,
would of been sad to miss it!

hugs, Leah

Miranda said...

awesome card Irene, very very pretty, love the DP and gorgeous details
thanks for joining our challenge this week
hugs
Miranda
DYSU DT

Debs said...

Fabulous card - stunning inking work!
Thanks for playing along with us at Allsorts this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Feebsy said...

What a fabulous card, I'll be honest I'd never have thought to dry emboss a pre-heat embossed item you created a great look. Love the papers and the overall finished card.

I know what you mean about your kitchen counter. I'm always getting EP all over mine too!

Thanks so much for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers.

Feebsy
xx

Jenni said...

Beautiful card, love it! Thanks so much for playing along with the Crafty Cardmakers.
Jenni x

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x